Antique Cars and More

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, clocks and more!

Antique Trains

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, clocks and more!

Where History is Fun for All Ages

Located in Central Illinois. New Exhibit Building now open in 2021. Large Campus with Indoor and Outdoor Displays!

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May through October, Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00pm- 5:00pm and Summer Holidays

Open July 4, Independence Day, and September 6, Labor Day

Our campus is open for the 2021 Season!

We have six buildings available to our visitors, plus outdoor space. We recommend you give yourself at least 1 and 1/2 hours to walk through all the different exhibits and displays.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Area Schools' Day - Friday September 24

Students and parents: 

September 24th is a half a day of class for some of the nearby schools. 

Come to the museum between noon and 5pm! It is a fun way of spending the half day off and discovering what new amenities the museum has to offer.

Up to two students admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult ($10, seniors $9). Additional students are $4 each. 

Blacksmithing demonstrations

A blacksmith forges metals using tools like a hammer and an anvil to repair and make tools, ornamental objects, hardware and more. 

From June to October, come and see our resident blacksmith at work every second and fourth Saturday of the month, from noon to 4pm in the Farm Building. 

 

A Dose of Hope in a Pandemic Photographic Exhibition May 1 - October 31, 2021

We are documenting history as it happens. This temporary exhibition displays a collection of sixty five photographs submitted by members of the local communities. The photographs show the impact of COVID-19 in everyday’s life and personal experiences during the last few months.  They capture descriptive life moments, memorable instances during the pandemic. 

The exhibition is displayed in the multimedia room in the new exhibit building starting May 1, 2021.

Interested in antique and collector autos, trains, airplanes, tools, toys, clocks, tractors, musical stuff, vintage clothes, fire trucks, bicycles and general family fun?

YOU’VE FOUND THE PLACE!

It’s great fun to see the faces of visitors when our Barbershop Quartet of former presidents (life-size) begin singing or the miniature circus parade starts up, or the orchestrion begins filling the room with old fashioned music.

Children especially like to pull the ropes to make the whistles blow and push the button to watch the Lionel trains chug along.